Betsie Valley District Library

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Betsie Valley District Library Board

The Betsie Valley District Library Board are the stewards of furthering the mission of the Betsie Valley District Library.

The Mission of the BETSIE VALLEY DISTRICT LIBRARY is to serve Colfax and Weldon Townships including the Village of Thompsonville
and
Cleon and Springdale Townships including the Village of Copemish
by
providing excellence in the informative, leisure, cultural, and educational resources we offer to the residents of this area.


Board Members:

                               President: Julie Lonn, Weldon Township                                
Vice President: Anne Kaminski, Cleon Township
Treasurer: Richard Hitchingham, Springdale Township
Secretary: Marlene Robinson, Cleon Township
Trustee: Michele Lonoconus, Colfax Township
Trustee: Julia McDonald, Weldon Township
Trustee: Theol Wasco: Springdale Township
Trustee: Currently vacant, Colfax Township

**The Library Board members are appointed by the Boards of the four townships, Cleon, Colfax, Springdale and Weldon. Each township Board appoints two representatives to serve as Library Board members. Currently, one of the Colfax Library Board representative positions is vacant. If you would have an interest in serving on the Library Board and you live in Colfax Township, please contact the Colfax Township Board at the Colfax Township Hall. The Colfax Township Board is the authority to review and appoint any possible applicant.

The Betsie Valley District Library Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM. The Library Board welcomes all to attend the meetings.

Upcoming Meetings, beginning at 6:00PM:
Oct. 10, 2017
Nov. 14, 2017
Dec. 12, 2017
Jan. 9, 2018
Feb. 13, 2018
March 18, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018
July 10, 2018
Aug. 14, 2018
Sept. 11, 2018

**If the Benzie Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Library Board meeting will be canceled and the rescheduled date and time will be posted at the Library front door, on the Library webpage and facebook page.

  • The Role of the Betsie Valley District Library is:

  • Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community.To be a library advocate is to work to make sure the community has the best possible library service including working to obtain adequate funding for the library.
  • Plan for the future of the library. Planning is deciding what is going to happen with library services over the next few years. It is taking charge of the library’s future and creating it to be responsive to what the community needs.
  • Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library.The community puts its trust in the library board to make sure the library is operating the way it should. The board monitors monthly financial reports and approves the bills so they can be paid. The board also helps determine whether the community is satisfied with library service.
  • Adopt library policies. Policy is a carefully designed, broadly stated, written guideline for actions and decision of the library.  The library board spends much of its time on policy issues - developing policies and monitoring the effectiveness of those policies. Once adopted by the board, library staff carries out the policies on a day-to-day basis.
  • Hire and evaluate the library director and support staff.The board hires a qualified director to manage the day-to-day operations of the library. The board also regularly evaluates the director and support staff to make sure the library operates well and in the best interest of those the library serves.
Upcoming Events
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Dec 12, 2017 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Jan 09, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Great Benzie Read Presented by the Libraries of Benzie County Jan 18, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Benzie Shores District Library
Great Benzie Read, "Bear Town" by Fredrik Backman, hosted by The Benzie Shores District Library Jan 18, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Benzie Shores District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Feb 13, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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